Digital cinema: Devil is in the details

Diorio, Carl
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/24/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 63, pA6
Trade Publication
Coming off a two-year project to formulate uniform engineering standards for digital cinema, distributors and exhibitors are turning their attention to how to fund the rollout of digital projectors and distribution technology. A studio consortium on digital cinema, which soon will publish final technical specifications, is expected to announce a broad outline of its funding plans at ShoWest exposition on March 24, 2004. Though it's widely expected that Hollywood majors will pay for most of the cost of installing the digital systems, some studios are inclined to be more generous than others.


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